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Old 07-14-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
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Question How often to change transmission oil?

Hi all,
I have a Ford Focus 2011 2.0L Auto Transmission. Dealer and other garages tell me transmission oil should be changed every 50KM.
But based on user's manual, it is 240,000KM for transmission oil change.

I checked my another car Pontiac G5, it is conditional to change transmission oil at 80KM, 160KM, and 240KM if the car is driven in slow city traffic with high termparature, or driven in mountain or hill very often, or hauls heavy load.
It also mentioned, "otherwise, transmission oil does not need to be changed".

This really confused me since I used to change transmission oil every 50KM to 100KM.


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I think you're getting confused in the Owner's manual between the Manual & Automatic transmissions.

The 50k Km you mention would match the 30k miles recommended for the automatic.

Manual transmission is recommended for 100k miles, you can see the LARGE difference between them.

This changed in '12 here for the MkIII models, which use a manual gearbox for both manual & automated shift versions so the change intervals are now the same for them.

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